Iwako Matsuoka

Iwako Matsuoka

Her maiden name is Iwako Inouye. She was a housewife. Her family includes Iyo Inouye (mother), Hachizo Inouye (father), Misao Matsuoka (husband), Mitsuko Matsuoka (daughter), Takeshi Matsuoka (son), Shigeo Matsuoka (son), Chiyoko Matsuoka (daughter), and Kiyoshi Matsuoka (son). Her home address is listed as 705 Hawks Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC where she died on 5 February 1944.


Regularized NameIwako Matsuoka
Custodian Identification Number12699
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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